Two current officials said another candidate is Mike Vickers, the Pentagon's assistant secretary for special operations. But a Defense Department official said Vickers has not been
contacted for an interview. All the officials spoke on condition of
anonymity because a replacement for Blair has not been announced.
Clapper currently is defense undersecretary for intelligence.
It is terrible, but when I heard this all I could think of Johnny Carson and Jack Webb. The following video is a classic. It sure puts a different light, one that makes me smile.
And good luck to Mr. Clapper, tough job.